Date and Walnut Cake/Date and Walnut Cake/Loaf Recipe

Date and Walnut Cake  is super moist soft and delicious cake .Love to bake this moist cake ..Adding christmas spice and orange zest makes it more flavourful.Date and walnut is loved by all at my place and its an  all time favourite tea time cake If you wan to bake some thing delicious and are not a fan of traditional fruit cakes You should give this date and walnut loaf/cake a try It's moist soft and so delicious and will satiate your cravings .



Date and Walnut Cake makes an excellent holiday gift too .You can bake it in round /square loaf tin choice is yours..If you wish you may add more chopped nuts like cashews and almonds too..Bake one and gift your loved one ..Since its made with goodness dates and walnuts ,it's healthy option as well .
date walnut loaf cake recipe



Ingredients:
140 gms Maida/All purpose flour
60gms Walnut chopped
200 gms Dates( seedless )
100 gms brown sugar
2 eggs
100 gms butter softened 
 1 tsp cinnamon powder/Christmas spice powder
1/2 tsp baking soda.
1 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp orange zest






Method:
Preheat Oven at 180 degree C and Prepare the cake pan /loaf pan by greasing it well from inside and lining it with parchment paper.
Chop the Walnuts coarsely you could even toast them and cool and then chop.
Toss the walnuts in 1 tbsp flour and keep aside 
Sift Flour with baking powder ,1/8tsp salt (if using unsalted butter )and cinnamon powder. 
Mix the chopped dates with 1/2tsp  baking soda in hot boiling water and leave it aside for 35 -40 minutes ,the baking soda helps to soften the dates.
Cream the softened butter with the sugar till fluffy then mix the eggs and beat well till creamy.



Now add the cool dates mixture and the vanilla extract ,orange zest and walnuts dusted in flour.
Lightly fold in the flour in 3-4 additions and mix well till the batter is smooth and lump free.



 You can use beater to mix at the lowest speed.
Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes .


Pour the batter in the greased pan and bake for 45-50min at 180 degree C
Allow the cake to completely cool before slicing .



Enjoy with a cup of coffee /tea or as a snack or a glass of wine.


notes
I prefer using black seedless dates you may use brown as well 
Spice/ cinnamon powder and orange zest is purely optional .




 
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13 comments:

  1. looks yummy..will try this for Christmas..thanx for sharing

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  2. looks delicious dear...want to have a bite

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  3. thanks for sharing the recipe...i just love this cake..suoper yumm

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  4. I love dates so much, nice match with walnut!

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  5. Hi Gloria,
    This cake looks so yum!
    Love the walnuts and prune combo.
    mui

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  6. Hi Gloria, love your walnuts cake. Look so moist and delightful.

    Best regards.

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  7. yummy, I love dates, many time I've made similar cake . Regards Amallia

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  8. Ohh.....delicious and yummy.....Great for this Christmas season........ :)

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  9. Gone through your Blogs....lovely collection of Recipes...

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  10. Looks so moist, delicious and mouthwatering :)

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  11. Turned out incredibly good ..light and aromatic.. Made a boozy version as I had dates sitting in rum & peel in whisky... Marvellous with ice cream. Thanks Gloria

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